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MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am EST
. >>> john boehner, speaker of the house, tells a republican group president obama is trying to annihilate the party? okay. but the gop is -- well, they say that they're going to do it by themselves. richard wolffe joins me to talk about the republicans' self-destruction. and later the pentagon lifts a ban on women in combat and the righties are all up in arms about that. goldie taylor will join me and we'll get her take. don't forget you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio channel 127. share your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using the #edshow and we are coming right back. >>> welcome back. they attempted to bully secretary of state clinton yesterday. they were back at it again today. senators mccain, johnson, and paul are ignoring the truth about the attack on benghazi so they can advance their right-wing agenda. secretary of state hillary clinton smacked down tea party senator ron johnson yesterday. johnson blundered again at senator john kerry's confirmation hearing today. >> you work with me then on an ongoing basis so we can get that behind us so we c
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm PST
, speaker of the house, tells a republican group president obama is trying to annihilate the party? okay. but the gop is -- well, they say that they're going to do it by themselves. richard wolffe joins me to talk about the republicans' self-destruction. and later the pentagon lifts a ban on women in combat and the righties are all up in arms about that. goldie taylor will join me and we'll get her take. don't forget you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio channel 127. share your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using the #edshow and we are coming right back. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
make. [ applause ] >> after twice losing the white house to president obama some republicans are doing some electoral map tinkering. for now just on paper. the 2012 electoral map. most states are winer take all in the electoral college. republicans look at interrupts in seven battleground states a wondering if the states should consider divided electoral college votes by congressional district. you win that district, you get an electoral veg vote. if that had been the case in 2019, republican romney would have picked up enough votes in these states to win the white house. a former michigan republican party chairman supports the idea and says a chance to ensure the population centers of the state tonight overwhelming the rest of the state. >> i think there is a lot of people who are frustrated with the current winner take all system. some form of proportionality and fair system is really attractive. >> the rnc chairman reince priebus encouraged states to take a look at the plan. >> it's a state issue. personally, i'm intrigued by it. >> political analyst larry sabato doesn't think the i
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 1:00am PST
obama has proposed to do on gun reform is very popular, even among republican voters. when you ask them about the things that the president's proposing, pretty much republicans think these things are good ideas, we ought to be doing them, they are in favor. and then the same "washington post" poll asked republicans, okay, broadly speaking, do you like what president obama is proposing on gun reform? and republicans said no, we hate it. after they said they support all the individual proposals, they said, well, do you like the guy who's proposing all these individual proposals that you liked? no, we hate those ideas. and that is insane. they like all the component parts of it. they like all these ideas. but then when these ideas that they like are proposed, they say they are against them because the person proposing them is president obama. that is insane. that is mindless. right? how do you make constructive policy in that kind of environment? people support the policy until they hear who else supports it and then they think they might be against it. how do you make policy like that? we
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:30pm EST
gone from blue to red. romney over obama. 273-262, by one estimate. some leading republicans oppose the change. >> i am a traditionalist myself. i really am a conservative. i'm a little bit skeptical of this. >> reporter: and tonight, virginia's governor, bob mcdonald came out against it. in fact, potential candidates are warning the party as a bigger problem. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. and i'm serious. it's time for a new republican party that talks like adults. we had a number of republicans that damaged this year with offensive and bizarre comments. >> a warning that changing what candidates say could be more important than changing how they count votes. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> and still ahead here on a friday night, a public health emergency sweeping through a big american city. a danger that's in the air that has doctors sounding the alarm. >>> and later, it's been around longer than an entire generation has been alive, and it is still going strong. ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal servic
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 7:00am EST
challenge of the republican party. losing 25 senate seats this year -- president obama only got 51% of the vote. the economy is looking great. a lot of democratic incumbents looked people ribble. the senate cannot be gerrymandered. it looked like a clean a snapshot of the country. for republicans to win 8 waterboarded -- while democrats one -- republicans will 8 and democrats won 25, that is dangerous. we need to figure out what went wrong in 2012. i'm not for endless naval gazing. there are plenty of fights to be had. where can we cooperate with president obama? in some ways, you lose an election, and you think about it for a few months. and you get back right on the horse and try to start writing again and figure out what we believe and and what fights we want to have and what policies we want to -- want to propose. host: politico wrote about you -- what have you been doing? guest: it is interesting to learn that is what i have been doing. i can start all i want. other people have to decide what they want to stand for. host: it says that bill crystal and his allies have been talk
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
obama is the president and republicans in the house that once could still see through the dark know they really can't go on like this. margaret is not alone. down in baton rouge governor bobby jindal says we have to stop being the stupid party. haley barbour warns this party to stop making stupid comments again, that word about rape. but don't lose heart. like an old car that won't turn off even when you turn the key to off, some character out in new mexico wants to stick women who are raped with stiff prison sentences if they get an abortion. she calls it tampering with the evidence but wait a minute, crazy guys. didn't one of your republicans say you can't get pregnant in case of a rape? jen way, tonight finding our way through the crazy even as we hear the first loud barks and mee ous from the backyard of american politician ticks. i have joy reid and mother jones david corn. anytime i can get you to giggle a little bit joy, i consider myself a success. i owe some of this material to a lot of richards today. pegging noonan a friend of mine and very smart, i don't always agree with her
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 2:00am EST
president obama these days considering the fact that the republican party hasn't needed much help in its recent collapse. boehner is not alone. house majority whip kevin mccarthy sees the same plot by the democrats. >> this person's main goal is to continue to try to break the republican party. he's out of touch with where america is at with what he's trying to do. >> come on, kevin. all of a sudden the democrats are sitting back in the back room conniving how to take the republicans apart. considering the republicans made it their mission to stop obama at all costs, it's fairly rich they accuse obama of using the same tactics against them. feehery, you're already laughing because the idea that the republicans think there's a big cabal of democrats that sit around and meet and they're saying why don't we get the republicans to say stupid things about black america, against latinos, come out against immigration reform and screw up any chance of being a majority party again, and it's all the democrats. how does anybody really believe that? >> obviously the president would like to see the r
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 11:00pm PST
how to take the republicans apart. considering the republicans made it their mission to stop obama at all costs, it's fairly rich they accuse obama of using the same tactics against them. feehery, you're already laughing because the idea that the republicans think there's a big cabal of democrats that sit around and meet and they're saying why don't we get the republicans to say stupid things about black america, against latinos, come out against immigration reform and screw up any chance of being a majority party again, and it's all the democrats. how does anybody really believe that? >> obviously the president would like to see the republicans lose the majority in the house and lose the senate -- >> that's an annihilation campaign? >> of course he does. he wants to get through his agenda, and his agenda is far different than john boehner's agenda. we all know what it is. it's a lot more spending, more government -- >> that's a pretty squeamish attack. if somebody opposes you politically, they're out to annihilate you. >> he wants to break the back of the republicans, but he's not go
CBS
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
of three judges-- all appointed by republican presidents-- said mr. obama had done an inappropriate end-run around the senate. but white house spokesman jay carney took issue with the ruling. >> the decision is novel and unprecedented. it contradicts 150 years of practice by democratic and republican administrations. so we respectfully but strongly disagree with the rulings. accord together congressional research service something like 280 plus intrasession recess appointments by again democratting and republican administrations dating back to 1867. >> sreenivasan: if the decision stands, it could invalidate hundreds of decisions made by the labor board. moreover, the body would not have enough members to issue decisions, effectively shutting it down. the ruling also could spell trouble for richard cordray, the head of the consumer financial protection board. he was not part of this legal case, but he was appointed in the same manner on the same day. for more on all this, we turn to steven greenhouse of "the new york times." nice to be here. >> steven, just back us up a little bit.
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
, obama might have to really try to twist the arms of senate republicans. but that's not very easy. and he probably would not be able to do another recess appoint oment of corddry because according to this decision, it's not the end of session for congress. >> so could this tie the administration down for a long time? >> i think the effect of this decision is that it might really tie the hands of this president and perhaps a future president. president to make recess appointments except that one window between congresses. and it really greatly increases the po wore of the senate to-- in ways block, you know, block appointments to tell president that an unless you deliver up an appointee, a nominee of someone that we can digest that we really like, someone that is much more moderate, we're not going to let this go through. >> we should mention that this isn't happening in a vacuum there are layers and lay ares of politics involved in all this as well, right? >> there is tons of politics. the obama administration has been saying that we really need this power of recess appointments b
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 9:00pm EST
obama is proposing on gun reform? and republicans said no, we hate it. after they said they support all the individual proposals, they said, well, do you like the guy who's proposing all these individual proposals that you liked? no, we hate those ideas. and that is insane. they like all the component parts of it. they like all these ideas. but then when these ideas that they like are proposed, they say they are against them because the person proposing them is president obama. that is insane. that is mindless. right? how do you make constructive policy in that kind of environment? people support the policy until they hear who else supports it and then they think they might be against it. how do you make policy like that? well, today the senator who got the assault weapons ban passed in 1994, which was also a time that nobody said it could happen, that senator came forward again and said she would do it again this year. california senator dianne feinstein, who herself became mayor of san francisco because the serving mayor of san francisco at the time was shot to death, senator feinstei
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 1:00pm PST
president obama and a great victory for senate republicans. >> what does it mean for the future? why is it a big deal? >> whenever the president is trying to appoint someone and the senate for whatever reason doesn't approve them right away or at all, the president can do what's called a recess appointment that means he can appoint this person for about a year without the senate. this decision takes that option away. basically 40 senators now and there more than 40 republicans is they stop a nominee for president obama if the decision stands. they have no way around to put the people on the agencies wherever they are. >> the republicans really didn't go into recess. they would convene for a few seconds. >> correct. this decision said the recess appointments as they have been done not just by president obama, but all presidents in recent decades. they are all unconstitutional. >> sorry this a political decision? >> this is the question that is hard to answer. these are three very conservative republican judges. the political implications of the decision are clear. for a republica
CBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
both ends this is what president obama calls balance and what the republicans call nonsense because it involves raising taxes. i think you have to do bovment i think you have to have more revenue and you have to cut back spending. >> susie: let's say congress doesn't do that. what happens next? explain to people what happens next. >> i think the real risk is that we come to a showdown in march when the current stopgap budget ends and we face the government shutdown. people will lose services. people will lose jobs. and there will be a fiscal contraction on top of the ones that we've already put in place. and that's not great for the economy for sure. >> you know, and this whole conversation about a budget and the deficit and all of that. it's all about raising taxes and cutting spending. and there's no discuss about test test test. to do to get growth? >> well the badh6+suz there susie s that while higher growth is by far the best remedy it's very hard to put if into effect. in a sizable way. you need more investment in human beings that's education and so on. you need more investment
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
president obama would like to outmaneuver the republicans and would like to find a way to make us -- >> annihilate the republican party and shove us into the dust bin of history? >> that's the language used by the cbs news -- >> that's the speaker, john boehner used that language. whether or not jane dickerson of cbs news used that is irrelevant. the speaker of the house is relevant. >> i think he was triggered by what dickerson said. if obama could figure out a way to reduce us to the level of the republican party, he would do it in a heartbeat. >> what are is the decision not to seek reelection in 2014. he's a conservative and a republican incumbent and he was afraid he would be challenged in a primary. there were others and what does that say to you? >> it's an old friend and served the state very, very well. whatever he does next. there congress men like tom price that are looking at it and georgia. i think -- >> [inaudible]. >> we will never know that. a lot of people have one poll in january and a different poll a year and a half later. i think that there would be a number o
FOX Business
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm EST
percent of republicans approve of president obama's job performance. seventy-six points ties exactly. president bush's fourth year in office as the most divisive on record. how about that? i mean, who would have guessed that it was such a similar performance. joining me now, the "a-team," pulitzer prize-winning columnist, fox is contributor. fox news legal analyst, attorney . and the chief congressional correspondent for the washington examiner. good to have you with us. you have to be impressed that president bush and president obama are tied in the ways in which they have divided the american people. that's impressive. >> i am not surprised assault. we have seen a series of swing elections where the voters are sort of throwing the bums out because they are not happy with their performance. it just results in us getting polarized factions in congress and in the white house. look, president obama ran on a liberal agenda, and that is what he talked about during his inaugural speech. nothing surprising, but the voters keep electing candidates who are polar opposites from one election t
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama's fault. they think it started with president bush. >> greg: but a republican would find them as extremist. >> bob: house of representatives are the most polarized of all the caucuses. thank hillary clinton, benghazi, the division and the -- >> andrea: they should talk about the things we talk about here. instead, nbc, cbs and abc ran with headlines about the g.o.p. trying to figure out what to do with the tea party. lost in the wood. quote bobby jindal stop being the stupid party. they cite republicans as the bully, in disarray. never acknowledge issues in the democratic party. >> the stories are accurate. if you like them or not. >> andrea: headlinesnode all major news networks. >> greg: michelle got a new hairdo. what story got more play? >> bob: i don't think he moved that far to the left. >> eric: president obama? the inauguration space went as far left as you can go. >> bob: you are citing an inauguration speech? >> you think he will do something different "state of the union"? >> bob: i do. >> andrea: didn't the media ask jay carney six times about beyonce's lipsynching? >
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 4:30pm PST
you've got to pov both ends this is what president obama calls balance and what the republicans call nonsense because it involves raising taxes. i think you have to do bovment i think you have to have more revenue and you have to cut back spending. >> susie: let's say congress doesn't do that. what happens next? explain to people what happens next. >> i think the real risk is that we come to a showdown in march when the current stopgap budget ends and we face the government shutdown. people will lose svices. pele wl lose jobs. and there will be a fiscal contraction, on top of the ones that we've already put in place. and that's not great for the economy, for sure. >> you know, and this whole conversation about a budget and the deficit and all of that. it's all about raising taxes and cutting spending. and there's no discuss about growth. and that is what americans really want. growth and jobs. what do we have to do to get growth? >> well, the badh6+suz there, susie s that while higher growth is by far the best remedy, it's very hard to put if into effect. in a sizableay. you need mor
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 6:30pm PST
financial beat. senate republicans blocked a vote on richard cordray's nomination to be the first head of the consumer financial protection bureau. the president appointed him anyway, but that term ends this year and obama wants the senate to act this time. >> financial institutions have plenty of lobbyists looking out for their interests. the american people need richard to keep standing up for them. >> reporter: over the last year, cordray has put to rest many fears the c.f.p.b. would overreach. >> we approach this work with open minds, open ears and great determination. >> reporter: but republicans seem equally determined to block cordray. they want to change the c.f.p.b., replacing a single director with a board of commissioners. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: what really happened in the financial crisis, and what work still needs to be done, is the focus of a new book. "after the music stopped" is written by alan blinder, former vice chairman of the federal reserve, and now professor of economics at princeton. when i sat down with him today, i asked him if the
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 3:00pm PST
? are these republican governors who are going to continue to try to block president obama's affordable care act that is going to now finally start taking effect on the legislative term. now what we're going to see is in states that are allowing the health care changes, that are doing the kinds of things that are allowing the medicaid extension, you're going to see a dramatic impact. and then in states like bobby jindal's where they're standing around the school door with health care reform and have fewer k no, ma'amic opportunities and can't grow in their hospital sick tors and all of that, nen ythen you're going see -- part of it is about the social policy. but the other part of it is their social policy decisions would have economic consequences. >> they are going to feel it in their pocketbook. you know, e.j., something was telling when the senator announced it and he won't run for re-election. and took a shot at his own party. >> now, this is a conservative taking a shot at his own party. >> well, i guess i agree, by the way, with melissa on the health care and people tr
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
republicans approve of the job barack obama did as president. 76%-point gap that ties george w. bush's fourth year as the polarized year in gallup record. >> this made me feel good when i read it. i thought, you know what? you can't blame president obama. media gets him a pass. he will take it. that is how he operates. they haven't done their job but you can't fool the electorate. when you ask him what he has done often time the left think people are naive and they pool the wool over their eyes. this shows that you can't. they go you know what? not that big o a uniter. >> bob: if you look pew research did poll on the inaugural address. every issue he raised, big majority of the american people agreed with it. this is not one of those things he is so far behind of the american people. the pew -- they took -- >> dana: it's lik we will never be against letting poor people to starve to death and eat cat foot. we agree with that. >> bob: there are other polls out that thought he did a very good job. leaving that aside, if we get closer to parliamentary type of government. both sides went to extrem
Current
Jan 25, 2013 3:00am PST
. in pennsylvania, obama won by over five points. but republicans got 13 of the 18 congressional districts. in michigan, obama won by over 10 points but the republicans still control the majority of the congressional seats. so you saw these very sophisticated gerrymandering operations even in the states where democrats did well. nationwide, democrats won 1.4 billion votes in the house than republicans did. even though democrats did thes well in many of these states >> bill: democrats -- democratic candidates for congress won how many more than republicans? >> 1.4 million votes. >> 1.4 million votes than republicans and yet republicans control the house? >> that's right. they have a 33-seat majority, which is a large majority. >> bill: ridiculous. >> this is ril i can lus. i did the math on this and we found that democrats would have to win by over 7 points. like that's a landslide like what you saw in 2006. >> bill: yeah. >> in order to take by the house by just one seat. >> bill: how are they doing this? maybe some people don't understand. reapportionment is a big worried. gerry
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
in trouble. mitt romney was beaten, barack obama so empowered he forced republicans to back down on the debt ceiling. and laid out a liberal agenda for a second term. the gop is out of favor with the young minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll only 26% positively. democrats doing far better with a net positive. hand wringing at the gop winter meeting. >> republicans talk policy, and the democrats talk people. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. >> reporter: bobby jindal on gop senate candidates todd aiken and richard murdoch whose comments about rape angered women. >> it's no secret we had a number of republicans who damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre comments. >> reporter: some republicans in four states with republican legislatures want to change the winner-take-all electoral college system in their states that gave president obama a big win. mitt romney would have been closer. a former party chair says forget that. the gop will recover. >> we've go
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
obama on the debt ceiling. they should have just extended it sbeerly. i think there are some republicans who learned some lessons who broke with the party to vote with aid for the victims of hurricane sandy. so i think this sort of meeting is sort of the top line of people wanting to say it's just organization. but i think below that, there are republicans who know their problems run deeper. >> i don't doubt that, but i think that the bad signal is, for example, how are you going to say you're going to have change re-elect the same chairman in reince priebus, who we learned this week, had clint east wo east's empty chair in his office. to have that as some symbol that you want to recognize other than if you use an example to show how you lost an election, how dumb we could be. i mean, what -- can you re-e lek elect this guy's chair? >> look, we are in a two-party system. but the parties recon fizz your themselves. so, for example, there was ultimately a moment when the party shifted and where those democrats had to find themselves a new party. and we may be looking at a republican party
FOX News
Jan 25, 2013 12:00am EST
and i also have a message to elected republicans and conservatives in d.c. it's time to stop fighting among yourselves, tonight, begin uniting. now, obama, he wants you divided. he's wanted that since election day and frankly he's done a good job at that. if you do unite, you have the power, you can vote yes, you can vote no. if you stand u tnited on the principles, you cannot accomplish a thing if you continue to allow obama and the democrats to divide you. my advice to all of you in washington, i hope you're hearing me, get in a room, remember your principles, unite, fight, that's why we the people, that's why we elected you and the first thing you republicans need to stand united on the second amendment, because today in one of the most brazen attempts to limit our second amendment rights, democratic lawmakers unveiled what they're calling the assault weapons ban of 2013. make no mistake about it, this sweeping anti-gun measure is not aimed at taking away rambo's machine gun, this proposal places considerable restrictions on rifles, on handguns and shotguns. in other words
Current
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
lives this isy barack obama can't get any of his nominations through. the senate republicans have stood in the way of many nominations. they've unanimously blocked or filibustered any minority or woman that barack obama suggested to get in the judiciary. this is the existing problem in the functioning of the government and something that harry reid should have stood up for today. this is a horrible deal and they haven't filled is it out yet. >> jennifer: it is depressing as we lead into the next story karl, about guns, it makes one very discouraged that something will ever get done. the national rifle association afternooned an attack on senator feinstein, and they said, senator feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades. it's disappointing but not surprising that she's once again focused on curtailing the constitution. curtailing the constitution. karl, what is getting lost in translation here? >> i think the message that dianne feinstein or many others would say to the n ra you can have as many all assault weapons you want access to as long as yo
CNN
Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
to barack obama. mark zuckerberg coming out for the republican party seems to be a significant event, a tipping point. >> and it's not just money. the bay area, silicon valley hosts to all these great tech companies. obama won that area by 49 points in 2012. chris christie making inroads in that community is huge. there is a lot of cash there, but there's also a tech talent gap that republicans have suffered from. the campaigns, when they're staffing up, they don't have access, all the time, to a lot of the most talented tech people, because they're all so liberal. but if chris christie can use his relationship with mark zuckerberg to ingratiate himself, that could help. >> he needs the obama apps. joe, you work for bill clinton, you know hillary clinton well, you worked with mark zuckerberg, so christie versus hillary, what's your take on who might be better in 2016? >> well, i obviously think that hillary is. i think if you look at just the politics of this, you know, chris christie is a conservative republican, in the state of new jersey. it's, you know, that's a tough road
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 6:00pm PST
this administration as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. >> sean: so does obama's second term plan include annihilating the other team. austan goolsbee joins me is what is sure to be a "hannity" classic showdown and the monument gaffe that secretary of state clinton made, and will likely haunt her the rest of her political life and charles krauthammer hmething re about hillary, well, sort of. straight ahead. red lobster's 30 shrimp. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's 30 shrimp! for $11.99 pair any two shrimp selections on one plate! like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. just $11.99. offer ends soon! i'm ryon stewart, and i sea food diffently. so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points 've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel when
FOX News
Jan 24, 2013 9:00pm PST
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CNN
Jan 25, 2013 11:00am PST
through the goobleddy gook, this is a defeat for president obama and huge victory for the republicans in the senate. this say recipe for president obama to not be able to get through many of his executive appointments if this decision stands. >> these three people were seen to be pretty controversial because of their views and maybe, in some people's opinion, too pro union. and what now would be the republican response to this? >> well, they don't have to do anything. they won. president obama appointed these people. they were not approved by the -- by the senate. so what president obama did, he did what presidents have done for decades, which is he appointed them during a recess. they did a recess appointment, which means they can serve for about a year. what this court did, these three conservative republican judges, they said, that process is unconstitutional. that means president obama has no remedy for his appointees that don't get confirmed by the senate. that's a big, big problem for him. >> and this could also have some ramifications for richard corddry, who is tapped to head
NBC
Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm EST
trying to revive their party after november's big loss. >> reporter: meeting in charlotte, republicans reelected their party chairman. >> we're going to be the party for everybody everywhere across america. >> reporter: right now, the gop is in trouble. mitt romney was beaten, barack obama so empowered he forced republicans to back down on the debt ceiling. and laid out a liberal agenda for his second term. the gop is out of favor with the young minorities and women. not just at the ballot box. 49% of the nation now sees the republican party negatively. in the nbc news "wall street journal" poll, only 26% positively. democrats doing far better with a net positive. hand wringing at the gop winter meeting. >> republicans talk policy and the democrats talk people. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. >> reporter: louisiana governor bobby jindal on gop senate candidates todd aiken and richard murdoch whose comments about rape angered women. >> it's no secret we had a number of republicans who damaged the brand with offensive and bizarre comments. i'm here to say we had enough of th
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